The Institutes of the Department Human Sciences are the Institute for General and Vocational Pedagogy, Institute for Psychology and the Institute for Sport Science.
The Institute for General and Vocational Pedagogy at the TU Darmstadt focusses on scientific reflection upon (vocational) education and training and their institutions within the particular combination of General Pedagogy and Vocational Pedagogy. Focusing on different areas, the research groups of the Institute pursue hand in hand the pressing issues and challenges facing pedagogical theory and practice in general, as well as in vocational context in view of substantial processes of social change.
The Institute of Psychology at the TU Darmstadt conducts basic research in perception and cognition, human development, social psychology and human-machine interaction. The main areas of application are industrial and engineering psychology, organisational and business psychology and educational psychology.
With five professorships, the Institute of Sports Science (IfS) at the TU Darmstadt is one of the most prominent sports institutes in Germany. The range of courses on offer covers all natural science as well as humanities and social science sub-disciplines of sports science. It also offers a wide range of traditional and modern sports. This diversity characterises the special quality of the study programmes at the IfS.